Looking for help to purchase cooling fans! Deadline to order final parts for new build with cooling parts is 1st May.
Hi Overclockers. I'm new to this place and being reading up on some of your guides about cooling lately. I've decided against wannabee Custom water cooling = Closed loop for example COrsair H100i white 240 rpg. Only overclocking I've done was with air cooling so I'm new still.
I have all my new build parts sitting in their boxes and I'm still trying to decide what cooling for cpu and case fans I'm wanting to order so I can start building new system in May. At the moment I've come up with some, but it's not final decision. I can let you know what my parts are first and then what fans I've decided at this time. I just want your honest opinion and help as I don't want to screw up my new build. Btw I'm going with a mostly white theme build (monochrome) for looks also.
Parts for new build: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/user/Stolly76/saved/XpbvWZ
Case apparently regarding the original Silverstone Primera PM-01 was regarded as an awesome air flow case from GamersNexus with their testing. The newer one is revised with tempered glass side window.
Motherboard has support of ryzen 7 2700x with bios version 1006 and upwards from MSI. I'm part of the MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AM4 owners club for this website. There is some members I've read that they are getting great results finally as of end of last year with bios and support. I wouldn't have ordered this setup with AMD if board had no support which is another reason I waited for price to drop considerably. I paid $176 australian for it brand new. Motherboard has support for Noctua Nh-D15 SE-am4 cpu cooler and case does too with 180mm for cpu cooler. Only thing I'm worried about is my 4 x 8gb Patriot Viper RGB DDR4 3200mhz ram that are 45.4mm in height. I know it should have a couple of mm spare when raising the 2nd fan higher. It might be better if I purchase the 120mm noctua fans instead of the 140mm for more breathing room.
Choices so far for cpu cooler and case fans: Nh-D15 SE-am4 (cpu cooler) I had phanteks PH-TC14PE as another option, but don't think it has the clearance above my ram.
I'm swapping out the brown tan fans for these
Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap x 2 (is a high static pressure fan designed to push airflow against substantial resistance, as with a water-cooling radiator or a heatsink)
Also is it a good idea to buy one more of Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap to go in the bottom fan spot of the front of case that will hit the hard drive caddy directly under psu shroud? I'm thinking of that plus the 2 fans above for front will be either 2x Nidec Servo Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B5AP 120mm 1850(3pin)Non-PWM? or the 2150(4pin) PWM rpm Silent Case Fan or 2x NF-A15 HS-PWM chromax.black.swap or 2x Nf-s12a pwm chromax.black.swap whatever is best for CFM and low noise combo.
For exhaust I'm thinking of going Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap as rear fan with cpu cooler directing heat through it directly into it's path. For top of case I will only go with 2x Noctua NF-F12 PWM chromax.Black.swap (not 3) as exhaust fans to suck out the hot air through the nice vented system at top (look at case) which shoots out the hot air at back of it. I'm really not sure if this is great as exhaust fans for top of case. I'm not really confident with this and I'm sure you would know best optimal strategy. I'm purchasing Na-HC4 chromax.white Noctua Heatsink covers also to have a nice look of white and black combo with box of NA-SYC1 chromax.white $10 3x y-cables and NA-SEC1 chromax.white $15 30cm extension cables for modding reasons. I look forward to your expertise and really appreciate any help you can give me.
Thanks in advance,